From a very young age it was apparent that Cynthia was born to tell stories. As a child, she would write short plays, cast her friends and perform them to a captive audience - her parents.
For the next many years, Cynthia's main focus was telling stories as an actor. However, she always longed for scripts that portrayed strong female characters in historically male-dominated roles. She desired scripts where women could be cops, FBI Agents, and military personnel - characters with robust story arcs and unique challenges to overcome in complex, nuanced worlds.
To fulfill that need, she wrote her first screenplay. A female-driven cop thriller called “Bracewater” which went on to win several awards. Following that success, her next screenplay, a short sci-fi called "Savior", also received acclaim.
Honors and Awards
Final Draft Big Break Competition, Quarterfinalist - BRACEWATER - 2021
Big Apple Screenplay Competition, Semi-Finalist - BRACEWATER - 2020
Hamilton Screenplay Competition, Top Ten Finalist BRACEWATER - 2021
Shriekfest Screenplay Competition, Quarterfinalist - SAVIOR - 2021
Hollywood Just 4 Shorts , Winner- SAVIOR - 2021
Toronto Independent FF, Winner - SAVIOR - 2021
Global Shorts, Top 10 Finalist - SAVIOR - 2021
A menopausal FBI agent hunting a group of vicious women who maintain their youth through cannibalistic rituals, must embrace the strength and beauty of her older self in order to defeat the murderous sect.
NEVER ODD OR EVEN
A middle-aged woman seeks to find light in the darkness that engulfs her after the death of her husband while a high-school valedictorian slides from a life filled with light and promise into one of death and darkness.
A highly decorated small town detective is put on leave after her sister commits suicide, but when a close family friend disappears, she convinces her captain to reinstate her, unaware that the DA involved is withholding pertinent information about a murderous criminal they believe is responsible for the kidnapping.
Character-driven, Female-centric, Crime, Thriller, Western, Romantic, Sci-Fi, Horror